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Lake Town - The Hobbit

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DD Edit: Thank you :iconjcbarquet: for the DD recommendation! Sorry if I don't get back to all of you but thank you for all you comments and support!

It’s probably not as awesome looking as Lake Town will be in the movie when it comes out but I’m pretty happy with the results. The Hobbit is one of my most favorite stories and I couldn't help but attend Gnomon’s challenge this month of Esgaroth. I also felt this would give me a good chance to practice some matte painting too. I thought the Lonely Mountain would make a cool background element and you can also catch a glimpse of Smaug coming to visit Lake Town.
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Image size
2400x942px 1.87 MB
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 21, 2009, 5:48:12 PM
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can i purchse the rights to use this for a book i am going to publish on tolkien?

ARTSeeker321's avatar
Amazingly beautiful!
Lykantos's avatar
What a great atmosphere.
Hi, I think this is a beautiful image of Esgaroth. I'm currently designing a fan expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game and would love to use a crop of this painting (to make it fit) on one of the cards, would that be OK?

Obviously I'd give you full credit for the image and provide a link back to this webpage.
NateHallinanArt's avatar
Sure, might be an easier and shorter link though. 
Melooo182's avatar
hobbitshire's avatar
Marvellous image, great detail and clarity.
TheHobbitArt's avatar
I mean what can I say? This is absolutely fantastic! I would give it Star! Star! Star! Star! Star! ! The colors are spot on and the reflections on the water are insane!
Siolan's avatar
O My GO..(d).
Forgave me , this is just so Handsome !!!!!
I got this in my Favs as well!!
Really nice digital art (usually i'm not into but just fell into with yours :) )
so great!
Galla28's avatar
very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
SpiritWolf1471's avatar
I Love this SOOO very much <3
DanCapp's avatar
I think this may be the best digital painting I've ever seen. Have you ever done any tutorial videos? I'd love to see how you approach something like this.
Mango-Gurl's avatar
O My MAhal ! Magnificent! I LOVE IT!
KarinaKozak's avatar
Oh my goodness... that's soooo beutiful and amazing, I'm really in love with that gorgeuus art :heart:
bertc's avatar
Amazing work!@_______@..:heart:
HecklerusPrime's avatar
Just saw The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug last night. I have to admit, your Lake Town is almost spot-on with the movie. You can rest assured this piece is just as awesome as it looked in the movie. Well done!
NateHallinanArt's avatar
Thank you! I just saw it too and was really happy to see the similarities. I spoke with a few of the concept artists that worked on it at SDCC and told me they actually had my Smurf up in their workshop. Maybe they actually did take some design cues from my Laketown too, who knows? Either way, it turned out amazing!
LadyLothkiller's avatar
simply OMGGGG!!!
LittleLonnie's avatar
Damn the movie Lake Town ended up a lot like this! 
Either way I love it! It's gorgeous!
NateHallinanArt's avatar
Awesome! Can't wait to see the film myself.
Leathil's avatar
That's amazing. Which program do you use ? I've always tried to do somthing like that with Photoshop or Gimp but I don't manage !!

You're a god dude ! :)
NateHallinanArt's avatar
Thank you :) I just use Photoshop. I just takes time and practice and you'll get there. It's just like any other medium, keep using it until you understand it well enough to do what you want with it.
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